Saotome Sensei emphasizes thought and action coming together in one moment.  ASU NOW is a group of folks dedicated to raising funds and volunteer power needed to see ASU’s visionary projects through to completion, offering ways to sustain what we already love about the organization and at the same time expand in new directions.

ASU NOW sustains us now, and sets the future of ASU in place.

How Do Contributions Help ASU?

ASU visions and projects, such as grant awards and Aiki Shrine improvement, are greatly dependent on your generosity. One-time donations and recurring monthly gifts contribute significantly to the flux of energy through our organization.  There are projects underway that need resources now, and projects on the way meant to service ASU members and the message of Aikido. Contributions fulfill needs on all levels.

If you are already a supporter or have worked in some way to sustain the Aiki Shrine or Saotome Sensei’s life work, thank you!

Ways You Can Make a Difference

If you can encourage or contribute financial or other support, there are a variety of ways you can make a difference:

  • Be a Benefactor
    Regardless of rank or years on the mat, any ASU member can directly contribute.  Checks of any amount (tax-deductible) can be sent to:
    • ASU NOW Fundraising
      ℅ ASU Office
      6706 N Nebraska Ave #9746
      Tampa, FL 33674
  • Contribute Online
    Click here to make a one-time donation by credit card or PayPal.  Additionally, you can use this option to set up monthly recurring donations.
Other ways to consider:
  • Contribute Time or Resources
    We always need help with cultivating resources or people-power.  Contact and let us know how you’d like to get involved!

  • AmazonSmile
    This is an easy way to contribute every time you make a purchase on Amazon. Go to to set up your Smile account which automatically donates a small percentage of your expenditures to the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba at no cost to you.

  • Top Off Your ASU Dues
    Add an additional amount when you send in your annual ASU dues.  Designate your donation to go to ASU NOW when you pay your regular yearly dues.

  • Make a Dojo-wide Contribution
    ASU recognizes that some dojos are struggling at this time.  However, if the health of your dojo is secure, consider a donation from the entire dojo.

  • Annual Timed Contributions
    Dedicate a date to make a recurring scheduled contribution. We can walk you through any step of this process and remind you when your scheduled draft date is near as needed.

  • Estate Giving
    Designate the ASU as a beneficiary recipient of an amount or percentage from your estate or will. This kind of generous gift will establish a path for all those who will follow; it will leave a dignified legacy of devotion and inspiration. Please view these Estate giving forms to get started, and thank you for considering this kind of substantial gift.

  • Corporate or Foundation Giving
    If you are a business owner or member of a charitable foundation that designates annual contributions to non-profits, you can direct a percentage of your annual giving to the ASU, a 501c3.

The Mission of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba is to promote the message and vision of aikido as transmitted by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei to Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. It is to extend human potential, leadership skills, efforts towards the dissemination of harmonious interaction, and to spread peace in the world! 

The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) was founded as the membership organization that affiliates all of the Aikido dojos under the instruction of Saotome Shihan and his students. It is currently established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The name of the organization reflects a commitment to the vision of O-Sensei, and not the cultivation of a style or territory. ASU is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.